Data Compression in Shared Hosting
The compression algorithm employed by the ZFS file system that runs on our cloud hosting platform is known as LZ4. It can upgrade the performance of any Internet site hosted in a shared hosting account with us as not only does it compress data more efficiently than algorithms used by various other file systems, but it also uncompresses data at speeds which are higher than the hard disk drive reading speeds. This can be done by using a lot of CPU processing time, which is not a problem for our platform because it uses clusters of powerful servers working together. A further advantage of LZ4 is that it enables us to generate backup copies more rapidly and on less disk space, so we will have a couple of daily backups of your files and databases and their generation will not change the performance of the servers. In this way, we can always restore any kind of content that you could have erased by mistake.
Data Compression in Semi-dedicated Servers
Your semi-dedicated server account shall be created on a cloud platform that is run on the innovative ZFS file system. The aforementioned uses a compression algorithm named LZ4, that's a lot better than other algorithms with regard to compression ratio and speed. The gain is noticeable especially when data is being uncompressed and not only is LZ4 quicker than other algorithms, but it is also quicker in uncompressing data than a system is in reading from a HDD. That is why Internet sites running on a platform which employs LZ4 compression perform better because the algorithm is most effective when it processes compressible data i.e. website content. One more advantage of using LZ4 is that the backups of the semi-dedicated accounts that we keep take much less space and are generated a lot quicker, which allows us to store a couple of daily backups of all your files and databases.